Brides are known to be quite demanding, and it’s usually the bridesmaids who are forced to cater to their every whim. Usually, it’s the bridesmaids’ dresses that make for the worst bridal demand. Brides tend to go a little crazy before their wedding, and it results in some very weird choices for these gowns. The photos we found made us genuinely question the sanity of these brides and their dear friends – who would want to dress their friends so hideously, and which friend would agree to be in such a garment?
We have the puffy, the neon, the super hat vibe, and one that was taken in a place so ridiculous that we’re not sure if it is a joke or not. These bridesmaids made sure not keep the dresses after the wedding, but these photos will live on forever in the digital world.
That being said, even though these bridesmaids went through their share of pain and humiliation for wearing the dresses they did, at least it wasn’t a complete failure. The bridesmaids that dressed up in these wacky getups (as you’ll soon see) will always have a special place in the bride’s heart.
Pretty in pink
When you imagine having to wear a ridiculous bridesmaid dress to a wedding, this is probably the dress you hold in your imagination.
This fuchsia pink nightmare is tight at the top and puffy at the bottom and even comes with a matching hair accessory! These bridesmaids don’t look too happy about wearing these dresses either, but at least their bride is looking happy, and that’s all that matters. Plus, if you get lost on your way to the venue, they’ll be able to spot you from miles away.
Just like flowers
These bridesmaid dresses wouldn’t be so bad, if it wasn’t for just one tiny detail. Those huge tulle flowers are so over the top, it’s hilarious.
If it were just one, that might have been fine. But two on the front and two on the back of the dress are just too much. These girls look like huge roses, but surprisingly they manage to pull it off and still look peppy for their friend, the bride.
Green with envy
We’re not sure if it’s the color, the fabric, the dress’ cuts, or the combination of the three – but these bridesmaid gowns are something we’d never want to wear.
When these girls took a picture of themselves trying on their dresses, they knew just how bad they are. It looks like this bride ordered the gowns online and got something that looks more like a Halloween costume in the mail. But these lovely ladies still manage to rock these dresses for their friend.
Like brides, but not
These bridesmaid dresses are pretty confusing. They all look like wedding dresses, but not very good ones. It looks like someone had cut several different dresses and complied them to one dress.
With strange cuts, weird fabrics, and unnecessary puffiness, these dresses make for a really awkwardly dressed bridal party. Even that guy in the back is standing there thinking how tacky those dresses are! Their bride is lucky to have such good friends as bridesmaids.
Plaids and a mustache
Well, this is certainly original. This bride went totally retro, and had her bridesmaid wear plaid dresses that look like they belong in a different decade.
And not only that, but they’re also wearing fake mustaches for this picture. They don’t look too happy about it – perhaps because their dresses aren’t very flattering, to say the least. But at least it’s making for some pretty cool wedding party photos that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Okay, we admit – these dresses could be a lot worse. These strapless gowns are tight at the top and only puffy (very puffy) at the very bottom.
But with that baby pink color, and the tulle that makes them look like mermaids made out of marshmallow, it looks extremely tacky. The little flower girls look adorable, but when you look at this picture as a whole, you just feel like making s’mores on the grill.
Spot the bride (and groom)
Ever heard of the rule saying you shouldn’t wear white to a wedding, unless you’re the bride? Well, these bridesmaids look like brides in these dresses, to the point where it’s really confusing.
You can’t even tell who’s the bride and groom are at first glance, because everyone is dressed the same. We mean, three of them are blonde and sporting the same hairdo! Maybe this bride wanted to confuse her guests? Because if she did, she nailed it.
Well, there is a whole lot going on here and we are not liking much of it. The dresses themselves are not terrible as much as the fit is.
The color itself is a surprising choice since it is almost as offensive as the neon green from earlier. These girls seem to be very enthusiastic bridesmaids, making faces at the camera to make sure that everyone knows how excited they are at being a part of this wedding, or at least to be wearing a dress that revealing.
Wow, that’s a lot of tulle! This bride chose a very large dress for herself, which is to be expected from some brides. BUT the dresses the bridesmaids are in are giving the bride a run for her puffy money.
Let us start with the hot pink color that will forever be imprinted on our brain, and follow it up with the sheer volume of the dresses. Sometimes you just need to say to yourself that less is more.
Location, location, location
Okay folks. The dresses here are not too bad. Some of the girls even look good. BUT why on this green earth are they being photographed in a bathroom? And why are the girls INSIDE a hot tub while the bride stands strangely outside of it?
You can’t see the faces of the girls on the top level, while the bride herself is leaning awkwardly at her friends. Someone should have hired a different photographer and let him or her know their opinion on their photo taking skills or lack thereof.
The dresses themselves alone are not offensive but put them together and they reveal a superpower! That superpower is the power to make us see things.
The rainbow theme that must have been this colorful couple’s idea of a pretty wedding, backfired horribly when they decided to put all of the women in a line and take this photo. Goodness gracious we are very overwhelmed by this. The bride looks happy, though, which is essentially all that matters.
Another day, another themed wedding. This winter wonderland themed wedding went off without a hitch thanks to these bridesmaids.
We do not actually know what happened but these ladies committed fully to their role as bridesmaids, otherwise why on earth would they wear such a frock? The faces made at this poor unassuming cameraman are evidence of ladies under the influence of something, for sure. Oh and that spray tan too, tan in December is a good look on ya’ll.
This lady was trying to send a message to her new husband and guests – we are superwomen and no one is going to tell us any different. Again, though, this is very much a Halloween costume wedding party.
We appreciate the two in one shopping that these women were able to do but this cannot possibly be the way these women wanted to attend their loved one’s wedding. However, if we had to choose, we would pick the brides cape, that one is the winner for sure.
Always close to the wine
We respect the heck out of this lady. Not going to lie, this would be us if we could choose our own bridesmaid’s dress.
She was brilliant enough to make sure that the wine was never far from her hand and at a plentiful amount! The bride is a good friend to her but we are also sure that the guests were very happy at the sight of this. Champagne for everyone! Careful not to spill, dear.
There is purple silk, there is white fur, and there is a whole lot going on here. This bride decided to make her bridesmaids look like a winter wonderland version of grape juice.
It is one thing to make them wear the dresses but those hats! Why would anyone allow having such a hat on their head, even if it is your best friend getting married! We sure do hope that that marriage lasted, because she is never getting bridesmaids ever again.
Fly away butterfly
We are confused, is this a wedding or Halloween? The bride looks very bridal and all but her bridesmaids are throwing major Halloween vibes our way.
The bride must seriously love nature and butterflies because she made every single one of her ladies in waiting (like what we did there?) look like a butterfly with their dresses. Well, at least they will have something to wear ON Halloween! This is a win-win situation for the ladies.
Excuse me, sir?
Is this the bridal party or the groomsmen? This bride was way ahead of her time putting her bridesmaids in suits! Very feminist of her we must say.
That being said, these poor women are dressed head to toe in ill-fitting everything. The colors are not complimentary and are just overall a sad look for the wedding party. The pink bow is our favorite piece, though, if it was part of a dress we would say that it is pretty chic, but in this instance, we are just plain concerned.
Neon party of six!
This bunch of bridesmaids are definitely not going to go unnoticed when they walk alongside the bride (or anyone for that matter).
These girls range in age but are all dressed to the fullest in the neon dresses of the century. We thought that a bride would pick dresses that would make her stand out rather than make her wedding party the center of attention. If we are going by that logic, what on earth could the bride’s dress?
Honestly, this bride has to have theater background to pull off one of these. These poor bridesmaids are wearing what we can only compare to a Victorian torture ritual.
The dresses themselves are very tier cake like but it’s the head piece that takes it over the top. The yarn braid atop the girls’ natural hair is just too much for us to handle without spitting out our coffee. This bride has a special sense of humor.
Help! Some poor lady is missing her living room curtains over here! This bride thought it would not be sadistic to have her ladies wear what we can only call curtain dresses.
The matching hat is just another example of how one can be a bridezilla without acting out, just making her nearest and dearest dress in the ridiculous fashion that she wants them to. Even the kid could not escape the bride’s failed attempt at matching dresses!
This couple must have been very religiously devout. There is no other reason to have your bridesmaids wear the equivalent to a cape with a hoodie. Sheesh!
We have to give credit where it is due and we have to say that the fabric of the capes are very pretty, the bride even let them wear white on her wedding day! But we are more concerned with what kind of ceremony this is. Hopefully, no one is sacrificing a goat.
Santa Clause is coming to town
Is the bride Mrs. Clause? these bridesmaids are all prepared to greet Saint Nick himself! Why on earth would this woman make her ladies wear such an outfit?
We are sure this wedding is a Christmas Eve wedding, or at least it better be for what these women had to go through! The bride must have decided a theme wedding is cool and that everyone would find it delightful that her bridesmaids are all Santa Clause’d up. Was it worth it though?
This bride LOVES her some pastels. We have to say that the bridesmaid on the left of the bride (our left, not hers) is stealing the show as the only one who could pull off the hat and pastel dress look.
The bride seems very pleased with herself, do you think she purposely chose to dress her friends in those dresses and hats? She probably knew that they would outshine her no matter what.
These dresses are probably the “best” ones we have on here. These ladies are wearing a pretty nice color and the dress itself is a decent cut.
Our issue with this is the hat (because why would you wear a hat indoors and for a wedding) as well as with the shiny material the dresses are made of, they are practically aluminum foil. We’ll let this one slide since the women look pretty content to be wearing such an in your face fabric.
Fairy tale wedding
We mean this literally, this woman seems to have an obsession with fairy tales and Disney to make herself and her entire bridal party characters from fairytale stories.
Look, we like Disney as much as the next person, Disney princesses especially, but never would we be so cruel as to make our friends dress up like them for our wedding! Again, though, Halloween costume at the ready. Unless this wedding was on Halloween, which in that case we have to say this is genius.
This bride must have an obsession with Game of Thrones or something. Why else would she choose to dress herself and her ladies in what looks like gowns from that era?
We truly hope that this wedding was taking place in the cooler time of year because if this were taken in the summertime, we would not hold the girls’ behavior against them if they got violent with the bride after posing in the sun for hours in those dresses.
Sharing is caring
It takes a very secure woman and bride to let her friends dress as brides alongside her.
Either this is a sister wives situation, in which case we are not judging (much), or this woman wanted her two bridesmaids to dress like brides so she didn’t look too conspicuous. Either option is disturbing but grants us this million dollar photo that will live forever on the internet. Thank goodness for the digital world!
Black and white
Out of all of the bridesmaids on this list, these women look the classiest for sure.
The black ensemble for these ladies is not too bad but add to that the big hair (this must have been the 80s), the giant bouquets of flowers, the sheer amount of women in the photo, and the endless amount of lace we see here and we are cross-eyed. Sitting in the living room for this shot is also an indication that this wedding was an 80s one.
And by that we mean, hats off to these ladies for agreeing to humiliate themselves in front of their loved ones by wearing these dresses and hats.
The dresses were clearly made from leftover sofa fabric, while the hats look like they were made out of plastic. Why would you do that to them, bride? This photo should have remained buried in this woman’s wedding album, never to see the light of day again.
Give us a moment to compose ourselves. These ladies were asked to dress this way for their friend’s wedding. We ask ourselves what kind of friend would ask such as thing.
She is no friend of ours! These bridesmaids seem to be dressed in some form of fairytale costume made out of gold fabric and tied at the waist with the largest red bow we have ever seen in our lives. Is that also a flower crown we see?
Wheel of colors
Well, we have to admit that perhaps back in the day these dresses would have been very fashionable. Unfortunately, these wedding pictures would not stand the test of time decades later. These bridesmaid, each with her own unique color, are covered basically from neck to toe.
Actually, if these dresses were black, they could be easily mistaken for nuns. We also love how they matched each bouquet of flowers to the color of their dress!
Just like flowers
Speaking of flowers, these dresses should be used with caution. We’re pretty sure if bees are around, they might mistake these dresses and hats for flowers and circle around them!
These bridesmaid gowns have a super stylish cut that shows zero figure, and to top that off, they’re all yellow and have matching hats. Those dots don’t really help the case for these dresses, either. These ladies do look like they’re having a blast, though.
When you think about which dresses your bridesmaids should wear for a wedding, you don’t want them to resemble the wedding gown. But then again, you don’t want them to resemble your three tier wedding cake, do you?
These bridesmaid dresses kind of look like a giant, pink wedding cake. But perhaps they wouldn’t be so bad, if it weren’t for those hats, that make them all look like Rachel Green on Barry and Mindy’s wedding day.
Pink is probably one of the most popular colors for bridesmaid dressed, and it always has been. But not only are these ladies wearing bubble-gum pink gowns (which they do not seem too happy about, if you ask us), they’re also wearing something else.
They’re wearing a pink veil! Well, of course the veils would be pink, so no one would mistake them for the bride, but they’re also really short. We can’t help but wonder about this choice!
Metallic is making a huge comeback, especially when it comes to bridesmaid gowns. You often see bridesmaids wearing beautiful, sparkly dresses, that compliment the white dress worn by the bride. These aren’t the kind we’re talking about, obviously.
In fact, if we had to wear this dress for someone’s wedding, we might call in sick that day just to avoid it. These ladies, however, braved the gold-colored dresses they were given and made their bride happy!
What era is this?
Okay, so we’ve been scratching our heads with this one. That suit is so very ‘70s, right?! But those bridesmaid dresses definitely wouldn’t have looked out of place in the 1980s. Everything about them screams ‘grandma’s drapes,’ but at least they look happy in what they’re wearing.
Don’t forget, this kind of fashion was all the rage back then. The only thing we’re not sure about is the hats. Are they cowboy hats? Are they fascinators? We really have no idea, and quite honestly – we’re pretty sure that neither do they.
Let’s play a game of which is worse – the bridesmaid dresses or the flower girl dresses? On the one hand, those green velvet numbers with matching bows are somethin’ else. However, we just can’t get past the use of red and pink together in the bridesmaid dresses.
This bride was not afraid to create a little bit of color clash on her big day – and why not?! It’s her wedding day, after all. Still, we have got to wonder if any of these girls reused their dresses. We’re gonna say probably not.
Wait… Are these the same bridesmaids from earlier or are people just really loving the highlighter look at the moment? We have to believe it’s the same ones from earlier, as we really can’t imagine that this is the kind of bridesmaid dress you can just pick up off the rack in a store.
At least not in any store on this dimension. So, yeah, these are definitely custom-made – ruffles and all. On the bright side, at least the ruffles on these bridesmaids’ dresses match their hair accessories. This is how to coordinate, people!
We’re sorry, but we have to wonder what this bride was thinking when it came to her bridesmaids. We’re guessing that there was a big dressing up box in the corner and all of the maids were just told to pick their outfits from that.
Or perhaps the bride wanted to give back to the community and decided to let her bridesmaids choose any dress they wanted from the thrift store. We really have no other explanation for this mismatch of styles and colors.
These bridesmaids look like they’re ready to take on any mission the bride asks of them… As long as they’re wearing their flamingo style dresses. This is another dress we can’t imagine was bought from a store; this is a real specially made job.
The layers of pinks and oranges make us dream of a beautiful beach wedding, dramatically lit as the sun slowly goes down. Who knows, perhaps they’re even on their way to the beach now? Hmm. Probably not, but it was a nice thought.